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Cornelia G. Kennedy papers: 1932-2012 (Majority of material found within 1970-1999)
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Judicial Conference of the United States 1970-1997 [series]

The Judicial Conference of the United States series (8 linear feet, 1970-1997), is divided into seven subseries that follow the Conference's changing structure overtime: Advisory Committee on Judicial Activities, 1970-1979; Joint Committee on the Code of Judicial Conduct, 1973-1979; Advisory/Joint Committees, 1973-1979; Ethics Advisory Panel/Judicial Ethics Committee, 1979-1981; Advisory Committee on Codes of Conduct, 1980-1986; Committee to Review Circuit Council and Disability Orders; and Other Committees and Judicial Activities. The Judicial Conference of the United States series as a whole reflects the history of some key committees of the Conference and presents a fairly complete representation of the inquiries concerning ethical questions that were considered by the Judicial Conference during the years referenced. Material in the subseries includes meeting agenda, correspondence and memoranda, reports, and the contents of Dockets. The Docket numbers were assigned to the inquiries submitted to the committees in the order they were received so topics can range widely from one docket to the next. Some general themes include recusal or disqualification, family matters, the effect of non-judicial activities on public image, and conflicts of interest. For example, inquiries from Judge John J. Sirica during 1973-1975 (e.g., Docket #62) reflected public concerns after the Watergate break-in. Other advisory opinions concern hospital boards (Docket #1), condominium boards (Docket #2), non-reporting judges (Docket #3), family corporations (Docket #4), federal funds solicited and used (Docket #5), and community water systems (Docket #6). Additionally represented are dockets regarding the propriety of a judge serving on the Advisory Policy Board of the National Crime Information Center (Docket #35), the advertising and promotion of judicial writings of U.S. Judges (Docket #110), a part-time magistrate (Docket #188), disqualification and participation in non-judicial activities (Docket #192), and an article in the Legal Times of Washington (Docket #207). Advisory opinions issued specifically by the Advisory Committee on Codes of Conduct include dockets regarding a spouse's ownership of stock/antitrust class action (Docket #291), and senior judges serving as arbitrators (Docket #322).

 
Advisory Committee on Judicial Activities 1970-1979 [subseries]
Box   31  
Resource Material on Federal Ethical Considerations 1970-1973
 
General Correspondence and Meeting Agenda
Box   31  
1973-1979 (5 folders)
Box   31  
Part-Time Referee/Magistrate 1973-1974
Box   31  
Opinion Review, Docket No. 192 Disqualification and Participation in Non-Judicial Activities 1978-1979
Box   31  
Legislation: Ethics in Government Act 1978
 
Semi-Annual Meetings and Agenda
Box   31  
Marco Island, Florida January 29-30, 1975
Box   31  
Hilton Head, South Carolina August 13-14, 1975
Box   31  
Tucson, Arizona January 28-29, 1976
Box   31  
Jackson Hole, Wyoming July 28-29, 1976
Box   31  
Key Biscayne, Florida, Agenda Item II-Other Matters February, 1977
Box   31  
Williamsburg, Virginia, Agenda July 27-28, 1977
 
Joint Committee on the Code of Judicial Conduct 1973-1979 [subseries]
 
General Correspondence and Meeting Agenda
Box   31  
1974-1979 (5 folders)
Box   31  
Report of the Review Committee to the Judicial Conference, for the reporting period January 1 to June 30, 1975
Box   31  
Report of the Review Committee to the Judicial Conference, on Extra-Judicial Income, filed for July 1-December 31, 1977
Box   31  
Marco Island Meeting January 31, 1975
Box   31  
Hilton Head Meeting August 15, 1975 (15 folders)
Box   31  
Tucson Meeting, January 30, 1976
 
Advisory/Joint Committees 1973-1979 [subseries]
 
General Correspondence and Meeting Agenda
 
Miami, Florida January 30-31-February 1 1978
Box   31  
Advisory Committee Agenda 1978
Box   31  
Federal Judicial Center Handbook on Disqualification 1977
Box   31  
Denver, Colorado July 26-28, 1978
Box   31  
Palm Beach Shores, Florida January 24-26, 1979
 
Advisory Opinions (Inquiries) 1973-1979
Box   31  
Dockets No. 1-5 1973-1974 (5 folders)
Box   32  
Dockets No. 6-100 1973-1975 (87 folders)
Box   33  
Dockets No. 101-105 1976-1978 (80 folders)
Box   34  
Dockets No. 181-207 1978-1979 (28 folders)
 
Ethics Advisory Panel/Judicial Ethics Committee 1979-1981 [subseries]
 
General Correspondence and Meeting Agenda
Box   34  
General Correspondence 1979
 
Meeting, Lake Park, Florida January 1980, 1979-1980
Box   34  
Proposed Agenda 1979-1980
Box   34  
Agenda Items 1-4 1980
Box   34  
Agenda Items 5-7 1980
Box   34  
Agenda Items 8-12 1980
Box   34  
General Correspondence 1980
Box   34  
Amendments to Canons 4-C and 2 1978-1980 (2 folders)
Box   34  
Special Material 1980
Box   34  
Advisory Panel on Financial Disclosure Reports, Inquiries No. 79-1 through 79-15 1979
Box   34  
Ethics Advisory Panel, Inquiries No. 79-16, 18, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 33, 37, 38, 39 1979 (11 folders)
Box   34  
Ethics Advisory Committee, Inquiries No. 31 and 35 1979
Box   34  
Advisory Panel on Financial Disclosure Reports and Judicial Activities, Inquiry No. 41 1979
 
Advisory Opinions (Inquiries) 1979-1981
Box   34  
Dockets No. 208-213 June 1979 (6 folders)
Box   34  
Dockets No. 214-216 1979-1981 (3 folders)
Box   34  
Docket No. 217, Judge Samuel Conti Invited Article, "generally opposed to the use of juries in complex civil antitrust cases," i.e., "complex cases like Memorex v. IBM," 1979
Box   34  
Dockets No. 218-224 1979 (7 folders)
Box   34  
Dockets No. 225-230 1979 (6 folders)
Box   34  
Dockets No. 231-240 1979 (10 folders)
Box   35  
Dockets No. 241-245 and 247 1980 (6 folders)
Box   35  
Docket No. 248, Foundation Board Membership 1980-1981
Box   35  
Dockets No. 249-250 1980 (2 folders)
Box   35  
Dockets No. 251-254 March 1980 (4 folders)
 
Advisory Committee on Codes of Conduct 1980-1986 [subseries]
 
General Correspondence and Meeting Agenda
Box   35  
Club Membership Correspondence 1979-1984
Box   35  
Comment Sheet on Club Membership 1980-1981
 
Educational Programs for Federal Judges
Box   35  
Law and Economics Institutes 1979-1980
Box   35  
Guidelines for Judicial Participation 1980
Box   35  
Code and Director of Administrative Office 1982
Box   35  
Code and Federal Defenders, Circuit Executives, Staff Attorneys 1979, 1985
Box   35  
General Correspondence 1981-1986
 
Meeting Correspondence and Agenda Planning
Box   35  
Delavan, Wisconsin Summer 1980
Box   35  
Vail, Colorado Summer 1981
Box   35  
Big Sky, Montana Summer 1982
Box   35  
West Palm Beach, Florida Winter 1983
Box   35  
San Diego, California Summer 1983
Box   35  
West Palm Beach, Florida Winter 1984
Box   35  
Carmel, California Summer 1984
Box   35  
West Palm Beach, Florida Winter 1985
Box   35  
Mackinac Island, Michigan Summer 1985
Box   35  
Rancho Santa Fe, California Winter 1986
Box   35  
Reports to the Chief Justice 1979-1985
Box   35  
Telephone Inquiries 1980-1985
 
Published Advisory Opinions 1981-1985
Box   35  
No. 17, Travel and Hotel Expenses-Judges and Wives 1984
Box   35  
No. 53, Political Activity of Spouse 1981-1982
Box   35  
No. 63, Disqualification re Amici 1980-1981
Box   35  
No. 68, Disqualification in Class Actions 1981
Box   35  
No. 70, Resigned Judges Appearing as Counsel 1985-1986
Box   35  
No. 73, Requests for Letters of Recommendation/Endorsements 1982-1983
Box   35  
No. 74, Disqualification-Law Clerk's Future Employer 1984
Box   35  
No. 75, Military and Other Governmental Pension 1984
Box   35  
No. 76, Service of State Employees as Part-Time Magistrates 1985
Box   35  
No. 77, Disqualification when Judge's Relative is Spouse of Law Firm Partner 1985
Box   35  
No. 78, Disqualification when Judge is Utility Ratepayer or Taxpayer 1985
Box   35  
Bankruptcy Judges (publication postponed) 1985
 
Advisory Opinions (Inquiries) 1980-1985
Box   35  
Dockets No. 255-275 (20) 1980-1983
Box   36  
Dockets No. 276-370 1980-1985 (95 folders)
Box   37  
Dockets No. 371-477 1983-1985 (115 folders)
 
Committee on Codes of Conduct, Final Proposed Revisions 1992 [subseries]
Box   37  
Comments on Proposed Changes to Rules of Civil Procedure 1989, 1993
Box   37  
Comments on Proposed Amendments to Rules of Appellate Procedure 1994-1995
Box   37  
Preliminary Draft of Proposed Revision of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure 1996
Box   37  
Comments on Proposed Style Revision of the Appellate Rules 1997
Box   37  
Comments on Proposed Amendments to Rules of Criminal Procedure 1997-1998
 
Committee to Review Circuit Council Conduct and Disability Orders 1980-1997 [subseries]
Box   38  
Judicial Conduct and Disability Orders 1982-1993
Box   38  
Recommendations of the National Commission on Judicial Discipline and Removal 1993-1994
 
General Correspondence and Meetings
Box   38  
1993
Box   38  
January-May, 1994
Box   38  
June-August, 1994
Box   38  
September-December, 1994
Box   38  
1995
Box   38  
1996
Box   38  
Meeting, New Orleans 1996
Box   38  
1996-1997
Box   38  
Other Memoranda, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts 1991, 1995
 
Background Materials
Box   38  
Public Opinion 1994-1996
Box   38  
Federal Legislation 1980-1990
Box   38  
Petitions for Review 1995-1997 (3 folders)
 
Other Committees and Judicial Activities 1978-1994 [subseries]
Box   38  
Ad Hoc Committee on Cameras in the Courtroom 1981-1984
Box   38  
General Correspondence and Meetings. Washington, D.C. March, 1978
Box   38  
Committee on Judicial Ethics 1988
Box   38  
Committee to Study the Judicial Conference 1987
Box   38  
Committee on Long Range Planning, Proposed Long Range Plan for the Federal Courts, 1994